Opening May 11 “When Modern Was Contemporary” at The Neuberger Museum

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Rothko at The Neuberger Museum

Roy Neuberger began his brokerage business  to buy art and support living artist. And what a collection he amassed.

 

This is a must see collection is located in Purchase NY in Westchester County.

 

All the he greatest American artists of the 20th century will be featured in “When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. NeubergerCollection” which opens on Sunday, May 11. Free open house 1-3 pm. Edward Hopper, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden, Charles Sheeler, Henry Moore, Milton Avery and more

 

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Edward Hopper Barber Shop, 1931, Oil on canvas, 60 x 78 inches, Collection Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase College, State University of New York, Gift of Roy R. Neuberger, Photo: Jim Frank

AS THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, IT PAYS HOMAGE TO ITS FOUNDING PATRON, AND INVITES THE PUBLIC TO CONSIDER THE DEPTH AND BREATH OF THE WORLD-CLASS ROY R. NEUBERGER COLLECTION

 

WHEN MODERN WAS CONTEMPORARY: THE ROY R. NEUBERGER COLLECTION

WILL BE ON VIEW FROM May 11 to December 25

 

Enjoy work by these great artists of the 20th century, accompanied by new interpretative readings:

 

Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith,

and many more…!

 

 

The Neuberger Museum of Art opened its doors 40 years ago on the Purchase College campus as a cultural and intellectual center for modern, contemporary, and African art. It had been the dream of New York’s then-Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller to build a world-class art museum on the campus to enrich the life of the college and local community. Rockefeller turned to financier

Roy R. Neuberger to donate part of his collection to establish the museum’s holdings. In 1969,Neuberger donated over 100 works from his extensive art collection, considered by many to have been the most important private collection of contemporary American art in the world, and became the Museum’s founding patron. Over the years, Neuberger continued to donate works from his collection to the Museum, now numbering over 800, forming the core of its collection. Today, the Neuberger Museum of Art has grown to more than 7,000 artworks, which include the art of Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

In celebration of its 40th anniversary year, the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College has organized When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collectionan exhibition of some of the finest works in the Roy R. Neuberger Collection – works by Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, and others. Built mainly between the early 1940s and the 1960s, the Collection is strongest in works that document the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America. Remarkably, the majority of the objects Neubergeracquired at the height of his collecting were purchased within a month to a year or two of their execution dates, reflecting his commitment to support living artists.  When Modern Was Contemporary, which also includes materials related to Roy R. Neuberger’s life and work as a collector, donor, and arts advocate, will be on view from May 11 through December 25.  It is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY and curated by Chief Curator Tracy Fitzpatrick.

ALSO IN THIS 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHES ITS FIRST PERMANENT COLLECTION CATALOGUE

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